Pediatric dietician, Kath Megaw has tips to help moms achieve their goals of breastfeeding:
Research published in Pediatrics (June 5, 2012) shows that while 85% of mother intend to breastfeed exclusively for 3 months or more, less than 33% actually achieve this. Pediatric dietician, Kath Megaw has three tips to help moms achieve their goals of breastfeeding:
- Eating a healthy diet is vital to breastfeeding success. Sufficient food and protein foods like meats, chicken, eggs and beef will go a long way to ensuring an adequate supply of breastmilk.
- Demand feeding in the first few weeks will stimulate milk production and enough milk will settle your baby into a nice rhythm from about 6 weeks.
- Enlisting someone to help you and your baby latch properly in the early weeks will in 95% of cases prevent sore cracked and bleeding nipples.
By Kath Megaw